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Portrait of a Lady in Black (Annie Traquair Lang)  1911

by William Merritt Chase

William Merritt Chase was an early pioneer of Impressionist aesthetics in the United States and enjoyed immense popularity during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. A celebrated teacher, Chase likely first met his protégée Annie Lang (1885-1918) in 1901 when she enrolled in one of his annual summer schools on Long Island. Painted in the summer of 1911 outsi...
59 1/2 x 47 3/4 inches (151.1 x 121.3 cm)
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of the Philadelphia Museum of Art